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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #76
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Ill throw an offer out there for anyone that wants to do a chevy tbi conversion. As long as it is chevy tbi from 95 down I will help ya with wiring. PM me or email me for my phone number and we can do it over the phone and email or bring it by (Im in moultrie ga.) Ill help anyone NO charge. I do not mess with anything 96 or up and chevy ONLY. I work a full time job so ya gotta be able to work around my scedule.

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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #77
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ive got a 98 TJ 4cyl/5spd it's got 53000 original miles, except for a stubborn anti freeze leak somewhere ( no leak's anywhere) I absolutely love it.
P235/75 R15 are on it. No lift.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #78
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...Some people are content in the slow lane, others must win every red light race.
^This answers anyone's question in the 4 vs 6 vs 8 etc. debate.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #79
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Aside from similar fuel economy whilst giving more power, the straight-six is naturally internally balanced. Straight-fours have some inherent imbalance and roughness in their design. I am not sure of the longevity of the TJ 4 cylinders, but the six cylinders are known to be super durable and long-lasting. Initially I wanted to four-cylinder, but knowing what I know now, I'm so glad I have the six.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 06:24 AM   #80
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I have the 2.4 auto which is like a fat chick with an ugly face...2 strikes. It's only saving grace is that it came stock with 4.56 gears but as soon as I put 31" tires on it the highway driving went from bad to redonkulous. If I had it to do over I would have paid more for a 6 cyl which would have allowed me to run 31's without regearing. I could see a 2.4 with 6 speed being pretty good but it would still need to be regeared and at that point just pay more for a 6cyl.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #81
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ive got a 98 TJ 4cyl/5spd it's got 53000 original miles, except for a stubborn anti freeze leak somewhere ( no leak's anywhere) I absolutely love it.
P235/75 R15 are on it. No lift.
Maybe it's leaking into your engine?? Head crack maybe
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #82
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Here's my take on the V8 VS too late issue. The six and four are 1 gas guzzling pigs and 2 completely under powered unless you are running military low gears which limit you to 55 mph max and rock crawling only. If you are thinking in terms of mileage, a port injected V6 or V8 will get twice the mileage and run smooth all the way up to 5500 RPM bone stock. Forget throttle body, you will get better economy and power from a carb. Been there done that, TBI was just a half s fix to pass emissions in the eighties and once again gas guzzling under powered hog. TPI would be your best low buck option. Intakes are plentiful and reasonably priced. Another option would be a Windsor or 302 Ford, but fuel economy suffers as does part prices. Cylinder head wise on the GM V6 or V8 stay with the Vortech, way better head that is more efficient offering better economy and torque. The older perimeter bolt heads make great door stops or boat anchors. If you want something light and tight I would go with a 4.3 with aftermarket port injected intake. They use SBC parts which are cheap and the engines from S10 pickup and Blazers are very compact accessory wise.........Jon
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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #83
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4 cyl guys would give their left nut to have a 6cyl.

6cyl guys would give their left nut to have a LS2.

Just the way the world works.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #84
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Ive never seen a 4cyl in any Jeep go 300, 400 or 500K miles like Ive seen in all the XJs with the fabulous 4.0 6 cyl.

and that why Im about to buy an 05 Rubicon Unlimited 2dr with the awesome 4.0 and 6spd manual trans.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #85
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Ive never seen a 4cyl in any Jeep go 300, 400 or 500K miles like Ive seen in all the XJs with the fabulous 4.0 6 cyl.

and that why Im about to buy an 05 Rubicon Unlimited 2dr with the awesome 4.0 and 6spd manual trans.
The only 4.0's I've seen go over 300,000 miles are ones that had exclusively highway miles.My first 2.5L had over 200,000 miles when I sold it and never had any problems.I sold it to a neighbor and it had 230,000 last I spoke to him and no problems.Not bad.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #86
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I have the 2.4 auto which is like a fat chick with an ugly face...2 strikes. It's only saving grace is that it came stock with 4.56 gears but as soon as I put 31" tires on it the highway driving went from bad to redonkulous. If I had it to do over I would have paid more for a 6 cyl which would have allowed me to run 31's without regearing. I could see a 2.4 with 6 speed being pretty good but it would still need to be regeared and at that point just pay more for a 6cyl.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #87
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Here's my take on the V8 VS too late issue. The six and four are 1 gas guzzling pigs and 2 completely under powered ..
I think its the other way around.

#1 underpowered, #2 its nice you can do a motor swap and be able to say you picked up 1 or 2 MPG.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #88
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4 cyl guys would give their left nut to have a 6cyl.

6cyl guys would give their left nut to have a LS2.

Just the way the world works.
Wrong, I wouldn't give two ****s to have a 6cyl, however I'd give 3 ****s to have a v8.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #89
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Wrong, I wouldn't give two ****s to have a 6cyl, however I'd give 3 ****s to have a v8.
Time for you to head to Taco Bell and then your toilet to see if you have a v8.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #90
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The only 4.0's I've seen go over 300,000 miles are ones that had exclusively highway miles.My first 2.5L had over 200,000 miles when I sold it and never had any problems.I sold it to a neighbor and it had 230,000 last I spoke to him and no problems.Not bad.
Come down here to south west Texas and look at my 1980 CJ7 with 326k. Very little highway miles.
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